New York adds electric-car purchase incentives, Minnesota may follow

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New York has just added budget provisions for an electric-car incentive program during the upcoming fiscal year, and Minnesota is close to passing similar measures as. New York Minnesota incentives plug-in cars state laws transportation policyPurchase incentives have proven to be a powerful tool for electric-car adoption in those states that offer them. And now it seems two more states may be ready to join that group.

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New York state electric-car rebate program to launch this month

Green Car Reports

New York state has finally issued details on its effort to step up its efforts to promote electric cars. But New York does not mandate automakers to sell zero-emission vehicles within its borders, and currently does not offer purchase. New York government incentives plug-in cars transportation policy Incentives and RebatesThe Empire State is one of eight so-called "ZEV states" that have adopted California emissions standards.

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New York City To Deploy Vast Electric-Vehicle Fleet By 2025

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By 2025, New York City could deploy a vast fleet of electric cars, under a new plan announced by Mayor Bill de Blasio. It calls for replacing large numbers of municipal vehicles with electric cars, potentially giving New York the largest electric municipal fleet in the country. New York plug-in cars transportation policy fleet

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2016 New York Auto Show: green-car preview

Green Car Reports

One week from tomorrow, the 2016 New York Auto Show will open its doors to reporters from around the world for two media-preview days. We know already that there will be a new version of the Toyota Prius unveiled there, but a few other concepts and production models will make their debuts as well. So far, New York is relatively light on green. New York Auto Show plug-in cars

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New York, New Jersey get serious about electric cars

Green Car Reports

While parts of the federal government focus on sustaining fossil-fuel energy, numerous states are enacting new policies and programs to boost electric cars. New York and New Jersey. New York plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) charging infrastructure New JerseyCalifornia tends to steal most headlines about electric vehicles and climate-change policy, but two other U.S. states have started to take electric cars more seriously.

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One New York Cabbie Loves His Nissan Leaf Electric Taxi

Green Car Reports

There can be few tougher tests for a car than as a taxi in New York City. In fact, driver Uppkar Singh Thind described himself as "over the moon" to the New York Post

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VW Beetle Hybrid Prototype Previewed Outside New York Auto Show

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At the 2015 New York Auto Show, Volkswagen introduced four Beetle Special Edition concepts as a way to rekindle interest in the rounded retro hatchback. Just outside the show on the streets of Manhattan, however, it quietly showed off something else. An orange prototype of a VW Beetle Hybrid was parked at the curb, unannounced in any of the media. Green Auto Show Jetta Hybrid Prototype

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New York City ramps up electric car push

Green Cars News

New York City is getting serious about electric cars: with the city’s mayor, Michael Bloomberg, outlining major plans for the vehicles in his State of the City address. Electric cars Green cars Latest news bikes electric car parking electric cars electric taxi green cars New York City

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New Scion iA Sedan To Join iM Hatchback At New York Auto Show

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When the Scion iM concept debuted back in November at the Los Angeles Auto Show, its maker promised a production version for the 2015 New York Auto show--along with a second, all new model. New York Auto Show Sedans We now have confirmation that this second model will be a sedan called the iA. It will be Scion''s first four-door model with a trunk. DON''T MISS: Scion iM.

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Mazda to unveil TAKERI Concept in New York

Green Cars News

We’re edging closer to another major motoring event – with the New York International Auto Show to take place from April 6 onwards – and it seems manufacturers are lining up to take their place in the spotlight. Green cars Latest news Mazda green cars Mazda Takeri Concept New York International Auto Show

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11 things you need to know about Formula E electric-car racing

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We've just spent a packed, very hot weekend at the New York City ePrix, the first time the FIA Formula E electric-car racing series has come to the country's media capital. New York plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Formula E ChampionshipIt was our first Formula E race, and like many who follow electric cars, we learned a lot. More than that, we got a better sense of why this facing series is important, and.

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New York Auto Dealers Try To Make Registering Tesla Stores Illegal: BREAKING

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Well, this is a new tactic we haven''t seen before in the fight between franchised auto dealers and Tesla Motors, the Silicon Valley electric-car startup. A pair of bills in the New York State Legislature, backed by New York state auto dealers, would make it illegal to license or renew licenses for Tesla stores within the state.

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What's the best Porsche Panamera? It's a plug-in hybrid now

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That’s according to Porsche Cars North America’s Chief Operating Officer Joe Lawrence, who said as much to Green Car Reports last week during the 2017 New York auto show. New York Auto Show Plug-In Hybrids plug-in carsThe top 2018 Porsche Panamera that money can buy now comes with a plug.

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2015 New York Auto Show: Green Car Preview

Green Car Reports

Auto-show season continues in the Big Apple next week with the 2015 New York Auto Show, and we''re getting ready to bring you all of the latest green concept and production car debuts. Before the doors open at the Javits Center, here''s our list of new mass-market models we''re expecting to be unveiled at the show so far. New York Auto Show Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid Scion iM Concept Lexus RX Scion iA

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2016 Chevrolet Spark Teaser Photo Previews New York Auto Show Debut

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Hatchbacks South Korea New York Auto Show General Motors minicar Ecotec The current Chevrolet Spark. launched in North America for 2013, has been a sales success for General Motors. The company has sold more than 1 million units of the stylish minicar globally since it first went on sale back in 2009. Offered in 71 markets and originating in South Korea, the Spark is also one of the company''s most globalized models.

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Li-ion electrode company BESSTECH receives $250K investment from Eastern New York Angels

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BESSTECH LLC, an electrode design and engineering venture and a spin-off of SUNY Polytechnic Institute - Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (SUNY PI - CNSE), has received a $250,000-investment from the Eastern New York Angels (ENYA) to accelerate commercialization of its technology and further build its workforce in New York State.

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Bollinger Motors promises all-electric off-road 'sport utility truck'

Green Car Reports

There seems to be no shortage of startups planning to build new battery-electric vehicles from the ground up. Off-road New York Trucks plug-in cars StartupsWhile companies like Lucid Motors and Faraday Future are focusing on high-end luxury models, a newer company named Bollinger Motors is taking a different approach. It aims to launch what it calls the "world's first all-electric on- and.

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Oberon Fuels, Mack Trucks, and New York City Department of Sanitation begin first customer demonstration of a DME-powered Mack Truck

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Currently, one-third of all waste on the curb in New York is organic. By recycling organic waste into DME fuel, New York and other cities can reduce land fill use, lower overall emissions, and improve overall air quality.

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Electric 'Vintage Car' Proposed To Replace NYC Horse Carriages: New York Auto Show

Green Car Reports

Animal rights and electric cars don''t usually intersect much, but a long-running New York City battle has produced one of the more unusual electric-car designs shown in public. At the New York Auto Show last week, a very large electric vehicle--effectively a larger-than-life electric scale model of a Brass Era touring car--was shown to the public

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2016 Lexus RX 450h Hybrid Unveiled At New York Auto Show

Green Car Reports

More than 15 years later, the fourth-generation 2016 Lexus RX has appeared at the 2015 New York. When it first appeared back in 1998, the Lexus RX practically invented the luxury crossover-utility segment. In 2005, it also became the first vehicle of its type offered with a hybrid powertrain--and Lexus has been bullish on the RX Hybrid ever since. Green Auto Show Crossovers

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Honda introduces Clarity Plug-in Hybrid and Clarity Electric at New York show; targeting 75K Clarity vehicles in 4 years

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Honda revealed its all-new Clarity Plug-in Hybrid and Clarity Electric ( earlier post ) alongside the already available Clarity Fuel Cell ( earlier post ), saying it will target US sales of 75,000 Clarity vehicles in the first four model years. The new Honda hybrid car will be made in America.

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Most Car Dealers Are Lousy At Selling Electric Cars: Here's Why

Green Car Reports

sales dealers The New York Times plug-in cars dealershipsFrom carmakers and politicians to enthusiastic owners, there are many groups pushing for greater electric-car adoption. But more often that not, the dealers that actually sell the majority of electric cars aren't so interested. Over the past few years, buyers have grumbled about the experience at traditional dealers that sell electric cars.

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New York Auto Show: Green Cars And Concepts Roundup

Green Car Reports

The 2014 New York Auto Show is fast approaching, and as usual a small roster of green vehicles will be making their debuts. This year it''s mainly about production vehicles, with very few green concepts in attendance. That''s not such a bad thing though--while there''s little truly fuel efficient going on sale, plenty of high-selling models are

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Electric cars are great for U.S. suburbs; cities, not so much

Green Car Reports

CHECK OUT: New York City. New York ownership plug-in cars citiesAt first glance, electric cars seem particularly well suited to urban driving. Trips are typically short enough to quell range anxiety, and stop-and-go traffic gives drivers plenty of opportunities to make use of regenerative braking. Meanwhile, everyone else likely appreciates the lack of engine noise and exhaust fumes.

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2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid: New York Auto Show Preview

Green Car Reports

Next week at the New York Auto Show, the 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid will be unveiled. It's the first-ever production hybrid vehicle from the small Japanese maker of sturdy all-wheel drive cars and crossovers. Subaru announced the debut of the 2014 XV Crosstrek Hybrid in a press release this morning that was notably devoid of any details about

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Mobileye completes installation of collision avoidance technology across 4,500 New York City for-hire vehicles

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Mobileye has completed the installation of collision avoidance technology across 4,500 for-hire vehicles in New York City. The introduction of Mobileye technology across for-hire vehicles in New York City follows a series of recent accomplishments for Mobileye’s Aftermarket Division that have included a partnership with the US Department of Transportation as well as dozens of pioneering pilot programs in cities across the country.

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2014 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Debuts In New York

Green Car Reports

A brand new generation of the Toyota Highlander crossover made its debut at the 2013 New York Auto Show this morning, and with it came a new version of the popular Highlander Hybrid. The new Highlander is bigger and bolder than the model it replaces, now looking much more like a full-blown SUV than a crossover, though at the same time it promises

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'Spy Shots': MINI Boatman Makes Waves In New York Harbor

Green Car Reports

We get a lot of spy shots of new or prototype cars sent in to High Gear Media, but not that many come from waterproof cameras. These photos show a potentially new and so far unknown MINI model parked at the marina that adjoins the World Financial Center in downtown Manhattan. Or perhaps moored would be a better word, since this MINI is floating on

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Quick Chek convenience store tests Tesla Superchargers in NY's Hudson Valley

Green Car Reports

Today, many convenience chains only open new locations that also sell gasoline. New York plug-in cars charging infrastructure Fast Charging gas station Tesla SuperchargerNot so long ago, gas stations and convenience stores seemed to be mutually exclusive businesses—you went to one, or you went to the other. Many drivers don't know that gas stations work on the smallest of profit margins. DON'T MISS: Would you recharge your Tesla.

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Sites of four Northeast hydrogen fueling stations announced by Air Liquide

Green Car Reports

New York Infrastructure hydrogen hydrogen fuel cell Connecticut MassachusettsCalifornia is the only U.S. state with substantial hydrogen fueling infrastructure, but now one company is giving the Northeast some attention. Air Liquide plans to open a small network of public hydrogen fueling stations in three Northeastern states by early 2017. The company—which has installed around 75 stations globally—will.

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BMW Concept X5 eDrive Updated For New York Auto Show (Photos)

Green Car Reports

BMW''s X5 eDrive plug-in hybrid isn''t due in production form until 2015, but the German automaker has unveiled an updated version of the Concept X5 eDrive at the New York Auto Show. First shown at last September''s Frankfurt Auto Show, the latest Concept displays a host of small refinements to bring the car even closer to its production-ready stage

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New York launches $19M truck voucher incentive program; $9M for EVs, $10M for alt fuels

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New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced a $19-million New York Truck Voucher Incentive Program to encourage the purchase of battery-electric commercial trucks as well as other energy-efficient transportation, including hybrid and CNG (compressed natural gas) trucks. 6 million will be available in vouchers up to $40,000 for the purchase or lease of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), hybrid-electric or battery-electric trucks in New York City.

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2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid To Launch At New York Auto Show

Green Car Reports

It took a bit longer than expected, but Toyota will launch a hybrid-electric version of its popular RAV4 compact crossover utility vehicle at next week''s New York Auto Show. The company sent out a teaser photo this morning, showing the rear of a RAV4 with badges saying "Hybrid" and "Limited" on the tailgate. It was accompanied by a press release. Auto Show Green RAV4 Hybrid Sport-Utility Sport-Utility Vehicles

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Honda Clarity Electric, Plug-In Hybrid sedans revealed at NY auto show

Green Car Reports

At the New York auto show this morning, Honda revealed the second and third powertrains for its Clarity mid-size sedan, now offered only in California with a hydrogen fuel-cell powertrain. New York Auto Show Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV The 2017 Honda Clarity Electric and 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid are powered by a battery pack and a plug-in hybrid powertrain, respectively. The plug-in.

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2017 Chevrolet Sonic updated with CarPlay, new styling

Green Car Reports

About a year after the smaller Chevy Spark appeared in New York with a complete redesign, its subcompact Sonic sibling is getting a refresh. Debuting at the 2016 New York Auto Show, the 2017 Chevrolet Sonic has revised styling and more technology features among its list of changes. New York Auto Show General Motors subcompact

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Tesla To Add More Model S Electric-Car Charging Sites In NYC

Green Car Reports

DON'T MISS: Which Electric Car Dominates Sales In New York State? New York parking Tesla Motors plug-in cars charging charging infrastructureMany electric-car drivers rely on home charging as their primary source of energy. Installing a charging station at home generally allows more convenient recharging than relying solely on public stations. But this isn't necessarily an option for owners living in cities.

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2015 Toyota Camry: New York Auto Show Live Photos

Green Car Reports

Launched at the 2014 New York Auto Show, Toyota says it has rebuilt the Camry from the ground up, though technically Toyota''s Camry is a classic case of where improving something just a little can make a disporportionately large difference. As America''s best-selling passenger car, one with an available hybrid model, any improvements are big news.

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2017 Toyota Prius Prime plug-in hybrid: 22-mile range, styling updates

Green Car Reports

The 2017 Toyota Prius Prime, the new plug-in hybrid version of the world's best-selling hybrid car, was unveiled this morning at the New York Auto Show. New York Auto Show Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars Prius Plug-in Hybrid Plug-in Prius Prius PrimeThe second plug-in version of the Prius hybrid, it will carry an EPA range rating of 22 miles from the 8.8-kilowatt-hour battery pack, according to Toyota. The Prius Prime also has notably.

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2017 Toyota Prius Prime: plug-in hybrid video preview

Green Car Reports

At the 2016 New York Auto Show, Toyota added another variant to its lineup of fourth-generation Prius hybrids. The new car uses essentially the same powertrain as the current Prius, but with an 8.8-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack under the rear.

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2015 Volkswagen Jetta: Full Details Of Updates For New York Auto Show

Green Car Reports

Volkswagen is to launch a revised 2015 Jetta sedan at the New York Auto Show--but wagon duties will move to its VW Golf sister car. The 2015 Jetta is denoted by subtle styling revisions, a new TDI diesel powerplant and a series of equipment and safety system improvements. Styling improvements If you weren''t a fan of the 2014 Jetta, 2015''s

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